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AUCD Invests Over $4M In Act Early Network Response to COVID-19

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) expanded its National Center on Disability in Public Health efforts with an investment of over $4M in the Act Early Network through an Act Early Network-wide Response to COVID-19 made possible by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).



John Tschida begins role as Executive Director

The Board of Directors and the Search Committee are pleased to announce, following a competitive national search, John Tschida is the Association's next Executive Director. John assumes the position, effective September 1, and we are eager to begin the next chapter of growth and impact for our organization.


Public Policy


Action Alert: COVID - 19

Tuesday, August 4th, is a national call-in day, a chance for the disability community to make sure Congress considers #whatweneed today and every day until the next COVID-19 relief package is passed. Without overwhelming action there is a real risk that human needs, including the needs of people with disabilities, will not be included in this package!


AUCD Urges Action to Protect Civil Rights

AUCD urges individuals and organizations to share their objections to any effort that diminishes critical civil rights protections. Members of Congress need to hear from you. Use this opportunity to educate your Senators and Representatives about the importance of civil rights protections to all, including the millions of Americans with disabilities and their families.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 2.0 Re: COVID-19

You can find the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Re: COVID-19 on the UCEDD Resource Center. Information in this Frequently Asked Question document is here to help you continue UCEDD core functions during the COVID-19 pandemic. AUCD and the UCEDD Resource Center will continue to update this document as needed.


AUCD Webinars

2020 Emerging Leaders Welcome Webinar

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm ET
Location: Webinar

Welcome to the AUCD network, 2020-2021 Trainees! On Tuesday, September 29, you will learn more about how you could get connect and get involved with the AUCD network. The AUCD Emerging Leaders Interns, Kiki and Jessica, are excited to actively engage with you all to share resources and opportunities to help you make the most out of your traineeship!

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Admin Essentials: Managing Staff and Volunteers with Guardians

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Thursday, October 15, 2020
2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Virtual

This installment of the Admin Essentials Series will focus on the topic of hiring and managing staff and volunteers who are under guardianship. We will discuss practices, policies, and resources about employment of people under guardianship. We will be joined by Cathy Costanzo and Anna Krieger from the Center for Public Representation, who will speak on the basics of guardianship nationally, how it applies to the employment of people with disabilities, and where to look in your state for more information.

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 Sexuality in Education Settings for Students with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

People with disabilities want friendships and relationships as much as anyone else. Unfortunately, there is a lack of appropriate education out there to support safe and healthy relationships. The rate of sexual assault is 7 times higher for individuals with intellectual disabilities than for those without. The Sexual Health SIG is hosting Katie Thune from Mad Hatter Wellness and the author of Sexuality for All Abilities to talk about how we can work together to lower that statistic by supporting the sexual health for this population through conversations, education and awareness.

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AUCD 2020 Conference

AUCD 2020: Leading the Way in the Next Decade

December 7-9, 2020
Virtual Event


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